Future-proof / Guides

Resilient Homes, why they're important in dealing with Climate Change
Lifestyle and environment

Resilient Homes; Why we need to build to withstand climate change events

Future-proofing homes for Climate Change: Anticipating future climatic challenges and constructing resilient buildings to withstand them should be an important consideration when building any new home - but we're often told that "a Green Home costs more", and too many people then decide in the face of resistance fro...

Choosing a home and neighbourhood
Real estate

Shopping for a home? Some tips for finding the right house and neighbourhood

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here .

Reduce water consumption with residential gray water recycling systems
Plumbing and water heaters

Gray water recycling

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages

Green Home Design - What makes a city livable
Choosing where to live

What makes a green home livable to you?

...future-proof building for a changing Climate See the most resilient home in North America How much insulation do I need in green home construction? Resilient design features for sustainable new home construction Why building a sustainable home is the best financial choice Find more about g...

LED filament bulbs
Lighting

All about LED filament bulbs

...Future-Proof Building Techniques for a Changing Climate Find more about green home construction and reap the benefits of a free Ecohome Network Membership here . Sources: LED Inside: the next generation of filament bulbs Arron Birkland Green Building Advisor

Why Electric Heating Systems are Best for Sustainable Homes
Heating with electricity

Heating with Electricity - The Best Choice for High Efficiency & Zero Energy Homes?

...future-proof a sustainable home and to reduce ongoing maintenance and replacement costs. Electricity is versatile so it's an easy option We also like electric heating because, pretty much every home has electricity already. Electricity can be used to heat, cool, cook and power our lights and appliances all in one. ...

LEED Platinum prefabricated home Kit
LEED Homes

LEED® Platinum prefab kit home has superior air quality and performance

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages LEED Platinum prefab kit home © Roman Szumski LEED Platinum prefab k...

Why Building Affordable Eco Homes is Important
Efficient home design

Why building an affordable family home today means choosing to build a Green Home

...future-proof your home There has always been mockery of the fringe element of society who stock-pile canned goods and ammo for Y2K, super-volcano eruptions or alien invasions , but many of those off-grid preppers with solar panels, greenhouses and future-proofed resilient homes just don’t seen as crazy anymore. (Exce...

The EC3 Tool - Skanska - Calculating & Comparing Carbon Footprint of Buildings
Planning and Design

Calculating the Carbon Footprint of Buildings, Introducing The EC3 Calculator From Skanska

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction And to see more guide page in the EcoHome Green Building Guides for Sustainable Buildings

Future proof your home by preparing and building to for climate change
Planning and Design

Homes built for Climate Disruptions: A Primer for Home Owners and Buyers

...future-proofing homes Growing risk from storms is one factor, but it’s really compounding historical development patterns : Over centuries we have built near water, and cities continue to grow in these places. Cities are flooding more. Surprise! The good news is that with some basic knowledge, you can protect a hom...

Low Carbon Concrete - Lowering the Carbon Footprint of Eco Homes
Concrete and masonry

Low-carbon concrete by CarbonCure Canada - lowering the carbon footprint of buildings

...Future-proof building techniques for a changing climate Resilient design features for new home construction Carbon negative concrete CMU blocks now in production Find more about green home construction in the EcoHome Green Building Guide pages